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Old 09-08-2008, 09:55   #1
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Crew Available: Looking for Transatlantic in Spring 2009

Ahoy,

I'm a recent university graduate now living in Germany. I intend to return to the states next spring-- hopefully as a crew member on a sailboat. I was hoping to find some advice here, both on the feasibility of this plan and how to approach it.

What you should know about me:
I have sailing experience, though not exstensive. Lots of dinghy racing, windsurfing, lake sailing, and some pacific coastal sailing on a 31' Pacific Seacraft. I'm in excellent shape, and a very strong swimmer with lifesaving and first-aid certifications. I'm personable and a hard worker.

What I'm looking for:
I want to sail back to the US next spring as a crew member on a sailboat leaving from basically anywhere in Europe. I can leave as soon as March, as late as June, and want to land anywhere in North America, the closer to NYC the better.

My questions:
How difficult is it to find such a position?
What is the best way to go about it?
Any other advice you may offer...

Thank you all!

Cheers,
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:55   #2
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There are many find crew sites, findcrew.net IIRC is one.

I have a boat that might be coming back about then.... But it will be leaving from Black Sea and headed to Antigua.
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The OP was August 9, 2008, and the poster was looking for a crew slot last spring (March to June). I'm guessing he isn't still waiting to hear how to go about finding a crew position and is already back in the US.

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